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Theory of System Justification
ISBN: HB: 9780674244658, Harvard University Press, July 2020
352 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 29 illus., 16 tables
Why do we so often defend the very social systems that are responsible for injustice and exploitation? In "A Theory of System Justification", John Jost argues that we are motivated to defend the status quo because doing so serves fundamental psycholo...
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Science under Fire Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America
ISBN: HB: 9780674987913, Harvard University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Americans today are often skeptical of scientific authority. Many conservatives dismiss climate change and Darwinism as liberal fictions, arguing that "tenured radicals" have coopted the sciences and other disciplines. Some progressives, especially i...
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£31,95
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Writing Technology in Meiji Japan A Media History of Modern Japanese Literature and Visual Culture
ISBN: PB: 9780674244498, ISBN: HB: 9780674088412, Harvard University Press, April 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 33 photos
"Writing Technology in Meiji Japan" boldly rethinks the origins of modern Japanese language, literature, and visual culture from the perspective of media history. Drawing upon methodological insights by Friedrich Kittler and extensive archival resear...
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Testosterone An Unauthorized Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780674725324, Harvard University Press, October 2019
256 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 5 illus.
Testosterone is a familiar villain, a ready explanation for innumerable social phenomena, from the stock market crash and the overrepresentation of men in prisons to male dominance in business and politics. It's a lot to pin on a simple molecule. Ye...
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£23,95
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Zwicky The Outcast Genius Who Unmasked the Universe
ISBN: HB: 9780674979673, Harvard University Press, September 2019
336 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm, 24 photos
Fritz Zwicky was one of the most inventive and iconoclastic scientists of his time. He predicted the existence of neutron stars, and his research pointed the way toward the discovery of pulsars and black holes. He was the first to conceive of the exi...
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£28,95
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Architrenius
ISBN: HB: 9780674988156, Harvard University Press, May 2019
576 pp., 20.3x13.3 cm
"Architrenius", a satirical allegory in dactylic hexameters completed in 1184 by the Norman poet Johannes de Hauvilla, follows the journey of its eponymous protagonist, the "arch-weeper," who stands in for an emerging class of educated professionals...
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£27,95
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Privileged Poor How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
ISBN: HB: 9780674976894, Harvard University Press, March 2019
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 2 illus., 1 table
The Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors – and their coffers – to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to admit these students? In "The Privileged Poor", A...
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£22,95
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Critique of Forms of Life
ISBN: HB: 9780674737754, Harvard University Press, December 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 table
For many liberals, the question "Do others live rightly?" feels inappropriate. Liberalism seems to demand a follow-up question: "Who am I to judge?" Peaceful coexistence, in this view, is predicated on restraint from morally evaluating our peers. But...
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Story of Myth
ISBN: HB: 9780674185074, Harvard University Press, December 2018
384 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 14 photos, 2 charts
Greek myths have long been admired as beautiful, thrilling stories but dismissed as serious objects of belief. For centuries scholars have held that Greek epics, tragedies, and the other compelling works handed down to us obscure the "real" myths tha...
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Habsburg Empire A New History
ISBN: PB: 9780674986763, Harvard University Press, October 2018
480 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 40 halftones, 7 maps
In a panoramic and pioneering reappraisal, Pieter Judson shows why the Habsburg Empire mattered so much, for so long, to millions of Central Europeans. Across divides of language, religion, region, and history, ordinary women and men felt a common at...
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